Episode 4

Published on:

28th Mar 2020

Introducing the Holy Spirit, Part 2

The Holy Spirit and Righteousness

By Tammy Lacock

“And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin and of righteousness, and of judgment.” (John 16:8, KJV)

In the Old Testament, righteousness to the Israelites was doing what God told them to do. In the New Testament, in Paul’s grace gospel, Christ has been made onto us righteousness.

“But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” (1 Cor. 1:30)

Therefore, Christ must live in us in order to BE our righteousness. We don’t and can’t work for it; we need only to believe in Christ, and we become one spirit with Christ, Christ as our life, Christ as our righteousness before God. The Holy Spirit teaches this to the born-again believer, and He comforts us in this knowledge.

So, what does this mean for our sins, our works, our daily living? Well, we’re not off the hook completely.

The Holy Spirit works in our minds, wills, and emotions through our circumstances and situations (Warren Litzman calls it the ‘C & S gang’) in our lives. The Holy Spirit steps in when we are to make decisions and choices. He guides and teaches us more and more of Christ, revealing the mind of Christ in these moments of highs and lows in our lives. Although we may still make poor choices, we are not judged or condemned, but constantly growing in the knowledge of Christ in us and our relationship with Him. We have the Holy Spirit, our Advocate, to thank as we grow up in Christ and His righteousness begins to shine through.

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Loving the Christ-life!
Warren Litzman teaches life in Christ, the Christ-life, the gospel of grace taught by Apostle Paul..
Warren Litzman teaches the Christ-life, the liberating life available when the born-again believer realizes the Spirit of Christ living within is his/her only righteousness and only life. This gospel of grace taught by Paul frees us from sin and law, shifting our focus from self to Christ, relieving us from stressing over perfecting self by works and the guilt and condemnation that follows our inevitable failure at self-righteousness. It leads us into a much more personal, intimate relationship with our heavenly Father as born-again children of God, joint-heirs with Christ.

Christ-life Fellowship is a 502(c)(3) non-profit Christ-centered ministry serving worldwide. You’ll find Warren's books in the Christ-life store (www.christ-life.org/store) and Warren's teaching library at www.grace-media.net.
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Brad Wilson

Brad Wilson is an award-winning broadcaster and film producer who hosts the weekly “Loving the Christ-Life” podcast. In 1971, Brad met Warren Litzman and was introduced to the “in-Christ” message. He and Warren remained friends until Warren left this earth in 2019. The message, which Brad still studies, changed Brad’s life forever, just as it’s done and continues to do with countless other lives around the world. He’s honored to be hosting this very important podcast.